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after a ball in the street or is it? it's part of a traffic safety campaign in canada designed to ate drivers slow down high risk intersections. it's actlluay a decal on the pavement that creates a 3 d illusion. reaction has been mixed. someeople worry it may cause sivers we rve hit something else or eventually become immune to the image and hit an actual child in the roadway. it's twenty four million miles away b the planet venus is visible tonight and tomorrow. really cool story. check outto these photos from o of our reporters in pensacola, florida. he spottevenous next to the crescent moon last night without a telescope. the planetarium in michigan reports tomorrow should ofer an extra special celestial treat. you'll be able to see venus and jupiter about 30 minutes after sunset. l. t is pretty coo there is still no moral or museum that ground zero, nine years after theat tack but gary is tired of waiting. he wasap the official photograpr for the new york firefighters union during the recovery efforts. he pulled together images and artifacts to create his own tributes. seeing and
if there are children in the neighborhood. in canada, yeah, they took it a little bit fourther. doesn't that look like a kid running after a ball. >> you getu up closet and you tell it's not quite it. >> it's an optical illusion. it's a painted image on the street. thidea to make people slow down. so far, it's been very effective. >> interesting. >> isn't that fascinating? you kind of,ou y're tricked. tricked a little bit.is but the obje is, to make you slow down. cause oftentimes, the signs and the speed bumps don't do it. >> they don't, yeah. and you can damage your car th those speed bumps, too, from time to time. but some people, i've heard a little controversy about this, we t alked about rothis in the news om a little bit today. and some people were saying you know, there's a little bit of danger possibly involved wit doing something like that, too, because people might stomp on their brakes andaybe swerve out of the way and have anyi accident themselves by trng to avoid hat. >> or getting out there is the optical illusion or some people won't believe it, they've been down that street before. a
. this next story, if you're driving down the street, this happens to be in canada, but if you're driving down the street and see that, what do you see? >> i see a kid getting very big. i mean, first reaction it looks like a kid in the middle of the road playing with a ball. >> look at that closely. you're driving down the street, you would think you're about to come up and hit a kid. that's the idea behind this. and it gives this 3d illusion, but they're trying a new system here to try to get people to slow down by giving this 3d illusion. naturally, reynolds, you could fool somebody, so what could possibly be the problem here? >> people would get used to it, become accustomed to it, so when you a real situation with a real child chasing the ball, there -- there you go. >>he other part people are concerned about, possibly what if you see that and think it is a real child and you swerve and you actually do hit, god forbid, a child or another vehic because you're swerving trying to miss what you think is a -- >> that's ait terrifying prospe. it really is. scary stuff. >> once you get used tous
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